Chart Check [Hot 100]: The Weeknd Secures 12th Top 10 Hit with ‘Save Your Tears’

Published: Tuesday 9th Feb 2021 by Rashad

The Weeknd scores again!

Ahead of his epic showing at Super Bowl LV on Sunday (February 7), the GRAMMY winner was already watching his latest ‘After Hours’ single – ‘Save Your Tears’ – make upward moves on the Billboard Hot 100 thanks to the buzz built from its controversial accompanying music video.

Now, as the praise continues to roll in for the show-stopping performance at Tampa’s Raymond Jones Stadium (click here to watch), The Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye) has learned the song has cracked the chart’s top 10 for the first time!

Details inside:

Written and produced with Max Martin and Oscar Holter, ‘Tears’ is the fourth official single from Tesfaye’s blockbuster 2020 album, ‘After Hours.’  Following the era’s #1 hits – ‘Blinding Lights’ and ‘Heartless’ – ‘Tears’ landed at #8 this week and comes as the third top 10 hit launched from the LP.

Here are the numbers that supported the push into the chart territory.

  • Streaming: 15 million streams
  • Digital sales: 6,000 downloads
  • Radio airplay: 28 million impressions

It should be noted the figures above do not include any boosts from the Super Bowl.  But if the recently reported uptick in sales and streaming is anything to judge by, ‘Tears’ may track even higher on next week’s Hot 100.

Overall, ‘Tears’ marks the 12th time The Weeknd has visited the Hot 100’s top 10 over his career to date.

The Weeknd’s Top 10 Hits

(as of time reported)

#1 Blinding Lights

#1 The Hills

#1 Can’t Feel My Face

#1 Starboy

#1 Heartless

#3 Earned It

#4 I Feel It Coming

#4 Call Out My Name

#7 Pray For Me

#7 Love Me Harder

#8 Smile

#8 Save Your Tears


As we extend our congratulations to the hitmaker, look below to see who joins him on this week’s TGJ Chart Check:

Hot 100 This Week

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  1. Clarks0o0ñ February 10, 2021

    Worst superbowl half time show EVER

  2. Fancy BISH 💎 February 10, 2021

    Flavor Abel 🤳🏽🤴🏾 💯💋

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